☷New Britain Man Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Crack
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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New Britain Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Crack Leonard C Boyle , United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut , today announced that AARON CLAYTON , also known as “Ace , ” 54 , of New Britain was sentenced yesterday by U . S . District Judge Kari A . Dooley in Bridgeport to 72 months of imprisonment , followed by four years of supervised release , for distributing powder and crack cocaine . According to court documents and statements made in court , this matter stems from a joint investigation led by the FBI and the Norwich , New London and Hartford Police Departments into a narcotics distribution network that stretched from southeastern Connecticut to the Hartford , New Britain and Waterbury areas . The investigation , which included court - authorized wiretaps , surveillance , search warrants , and seizures of cocaine and crack cocaine , revealed that Clayton purchased large quantities of cocaine from an associate , converted some of the cocaine to crack , and then sold both cocaine and crack to drug distributors and users . On March 17 , 2020 , law enforcement conducted court - authorized searches of Clayton’s residence and two other residences connected to this drug trafficking organization and seized approximately three kilograms of cocaine and nearly $100 , 000 in cash . On June 30 , 2020 , a grand jury returned an indictment charging Clayton and eight other individuals with offenses related to their involvement in this drug ring . Clayton was arrested on July 1 , 2020 . On September 2 , 2021 , Clayton pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine . This matter has been investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation , and the Norwich , New London and Hartford Police Departments . The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U . S . Attorney Margaret M . Donovan , with assistance from Law Student Intern Erin Collins , through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces ( OCDETF ) Program . OCDETF identifies , disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers , money launderers , gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor - led and intelligence - driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal , state and local law enforcement agencies . Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www . justice . gov/OCDETF .
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